The Mana were well liked with 6 out of the 9 palates present at the table.
Leonard, for example, scored two of the three an 8, and the third one an 8.5. He liked the fruity, floral taste and the overall brightness. Michael Parenti on the other hand gave one bar a 3 and the other two zeros. Ca alors! Leonard was dismayed and after rolling his eyes moved to heckling Parenti for the rest of the meeting. Parenti took it all in stride, flinging only a single piece of chocolate across the table at Leonard. Marissa also scored Mana low, giving a 4 to all three. But Leonard was not alone. Gloria scored two at 7, and Laura gave on an 8.5. Parenti sulked.
Moving to the Pralus made it all really interesting.
Everyone lit up with the Madagascar. It got two 9.5s, five 9s, an 8.5 and an 8. Marissa said she would hide this bar and not share it with anybody. Parenti said it reminded him of Robin Wright, and glowed with his score of 9.
The Djakarta did well too. Several noted smoky, caramel, incense. Carrie gave this bar a 10. Whoa! Luc was the lone dissenter giving this bar a 4.5
Carrie had a special fondness for the Mast bar.